Today I'm sharing a card using the fabulous So Much Happy Bundle from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. This one has been on my Wish List for a while and I finally succumbed! This bundle is comprised of the So Much Happy stamp set and the coordinating Happy Dies and if you buy them together you save 10%.
This bundle is not only great for celebrating birthdays, but friendship, graduation, achievements or pretty much any occasion. The greetings mix and match with the large 'HAPPY' die and there are some cute accessories with the ballooons and stars. The dies cut the balloon and star images from the stamp set but there is so much more, with the cute banner, clouds and the two long embossing dies to add details.
So my first card with this bundle is for a guy in his twenties and I wanted something bright, bold and fun. I had in mind to use the blue painterly design from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper pack.
This colour combo is not one I would have ever put together myself, but I think it looks fabulous! It has a real summer 'beachy' feel to me.
I started with a piece of the designer paper and adhered it to a panel of Whisper White of the same size, to give it some body. The 'HAPPY' was die cut from the panel and I recommend you use a new-ish cutting plate to minimise the imprint on the designer paper when you run it through the die cutting machine. I used the stitched embossing die next, to add a trim either side. I like that it adds a border to the word, without adding anything extra. The 'HAPPY' was die cut again in Whisper White and placed behind and offset to create a shadow. When you cut the 'HAPPY' you automatically get a 1/4" border on either side of the word. I added glue just to the edge of the border (not the letters); it is quick and less messy. You can make your shadow on the left or the right as desired.
The panel was popped up onto my Night of Navy card base with Black Dimensionals. They are perfect for dark colours and barely discernible, making it look like the panel is floating. You can see from this photo, how much dimension it adds to the card. For the embellishment, I have 3 stars in different sizes cropped with the Stitched Stars Dies. The Night of Navy star has been embossed with one of the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders and I have stamped the stars from the So Much Happy stamp set a few times in Granny Apple Green for the white one.
The 'BIRTHDAY' is from one of the greetings in the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and I've masked off the 'HAPPY' and then cropped it with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Finally, I added a trio of the new Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems for a little bit of sparkle.
For the inside, I have a Granny Apple Green mat for the writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. I've die cut 2 balloon strings and added a stamped balloon and an embossed balloon that has been sponged with Coastal Cabana ink.
|Stamps||So Much Happy, Itty Bitty Birthdays|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Artistry Blooms DSP|
|Ink||Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana|
|Accessories||Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems|
|Tools||Happy Dies, Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Black Dimensionals, Tombow Glue|
Before I go, just a reminder that the fabulous 'Box of Sunshine' Paper Pumpkin Kit is now available to purchase in Australia for $37AUD, while stocks last and I can tell you, they are going like hotcakes! You can see all the details in my post here.
Finally, if you earned Bonus Days Coupons last month, don't forget, you have until 31 August to redeem them. Use them or lose them, as they say!
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